The suspect in the murder of the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service for Transbaikalia, Evgeny Shikhov, partially admitted his guilt. This was announced on Sunday, April 25, at the regional investigation department of the Investigative Committee of Russia.
“A 62-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of committing a crime. Today the investigators interrogated the detainee, he partially confessed to the crime. At the moment, investigators are checking the testimony of the suspect at the crime scene, ”the ministry’s press service said.
Shikhov, along with another person, was killed the day before while hunting in the Karymsky region.
According to the investigation, there was a conflict between them and the suspect, who unofficially works as a watchman in the hunting farm, when they were in the premises of the hunting lodge.
Presumably, the opponent of the official and his comrade, being in a state of alcoholic intoxication, shot them from a smooth-bore hunting rifle of 12 gauge. He fired one shot at each.
Shikhov died at the scene, the second man died on the way to the hospital.
At the moment, the suspect has been detained. During the examination of the crime scene, the investigators seized the alleged instrument of the crime. On the fact of the incident, a criminal case was initiated on the murder of two people, the suspect was arrested. The investigation is being carried out by the investigators of the Department of Especially Important Cases.